Baked Rabbit Recipe

  • 1 rabbit, cleaned and cut up (2 to 3 pounds)
  • 1/8 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sage
  • 3 tablespoons fat, melted
  • 4 cups milk
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 4 tablespoons flour (additional)
  • 1 teaspoon salt (additional)
  • pinch of pepper
  • 3 strips of bacon

Cut rabbit into serving pieces. Mix flour with sage and 1 teaspoon salt. Dredge meat thoroughly in flour mixture, then brown on all sides in melted fat. Place meat in baking dish which has a lid. Lay bacon over the meat. Make white sauce by blending the 4 tablespoons flour into the melted butter, then stirring in the 4 cups milk and cooking over low heat until thickened, stirring constantly. Add 1 teaspoon of salt and a pinch of pepper to sauce, then pour over meat. Cover and bake in 350 oven until meat is tender, about 2 hours. This will serve 6 to 7.

Either wild or domestic rabbit may be used, but it may be necessary to cook the wild rabbit a little longer.